Serotonin (5-oxitriptan, intermyn, C10H12ON2) - pharmacologically active amines, are contained in the tissues and organs. Serotonin is a product of the metabolism of tryptophan, entering the body with food. Contained in the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract, platelets, spleen, thyroid gland, skin and other tissues.
Serotonin is involved in the regulation of the activity of the Central nervous system (in physiological concentrations, has a sedative action, and in high - stimulating), cardiovascular system (possesses vasoconstrictor effect). Serotonin promotes blood clotting, causes smooth muscle contraction, plays a role in the transmission of nerve impulses. Metabolic disorders serotonin can cause mental disorders. Drug serotonin available in the form of connection with creatinine-sulfate.